Civil Marriage in Abu Dhabi

civil marriage in abu dhabi

Civil Marriage in Abu Dhabi | Process, Payment, Court Marriage Day

civil marriage in abu dhabi

Couples in the UAE who want to get married under the Civil law can do so under the Abu Dhabi Civil Family Court. This falls under the Abu Dhabi Courts, which is otherwise known as Abu Dhabi Judicial Department or ADJD.

Specifically, the Abu Dhabi Court marriage service is available to all UAE residents, not only those residing in Abu Dhabi.

Civil marriage in Abu Dhabi – Process

The marriage application is done through the ADJD portal, by logging-in via the UAE Pass. Once the Civil Marriage Application has been filled out, the couple must then submit the following documents:

  1. Passport copies
  2. Emirates ID copies
  3. In case of a previous marriage – the partner must show evidence of the dissolution of that marriage
  4. Also, couples who want a prenuptial agreement, they can submit it as a part of the marriage application
Civil marriage in Abu Dhabi – Payment

The standard fee for Abu Dhabi Court marriage in AED 300
There is also an Express Application option, where the couple can fast-track track their marriage application with a payment of AED 2,500

Civil Marriage in Abu Dhabi – Court Marriage Day


On the day of the Civil Marriage in Abu Dhabi, the bride and groom must present the following documents at the ADJD’s reception:

  1. A completed and signed Civil Marriage Application
  2. ADJD’s confirmation regarding the Civil marriage appointment
  3. Passport and/or
  4. Emirates ID

Note – while the couple can choose the date to get married, the final date and time for the Abu Dhabi Court marriage will be confirmed by ADJD.

Guests are permitted during the Civil marriage ceremony in Abu Dhabi however, they must provide identification documents.

This process is governed by Abu Dhabi Law No.14 of 2021 Concerning Personal Status for non-Muslim Foreigners.



Civil Will Registration in Abu Dhabi

Wills in Abu Dhabi

Civil Will Registration in ADJD

Wills in Abu Dhabi

Civil Will Abu Dhabi – Process
Those who wish to register Civil Wills in UAE can do so via the Abu Dhabi Civil Family Court. It is a part of the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department or ADJD.

The service is available on the ADJD portal, through the UAE Pass under the Abu Dhabi Family Court e-Services. The application should be submitted under the “Request to Authenticate a Civil Will.”

Civil Will Abu Dhabi – Documents & ADJD Template
Along with draft Will and Passport copy and/or Emirates ID. There is a standardized ADJD Will template provided in both Arabic and English.

Although, applications may use their own draft, which should be legally translated to Arabic. After submission of the application, the ADJD will update regarding the registration fee and appointment.

During the appointment, applicants will have to verify their identity and personal details as well as the details of their Civil Will. Upon approval, ADJD will register and stamp the Civil Will. The standard fee to register one Civil Will is AED 950.

This is line with Law No. 14 of 2021 Concerning Civil Marriages and it’s Effects in Abu Dhabi